AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i7-9700K

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
4200 MHz / Cores: 12 / Dec 2019
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i7-9700K

Summary

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-9700K

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.
Higher theoretical single-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-9700K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-9700K
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsIntel_Coffelake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsCoffee Lake
Release DateDec 2019vsSep 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-9700K
Cores12vs8
Threads24vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsUHD Graphics 630

Cache

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-9700K
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32MBvs12288 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-9700K
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackagevsFC-LGA14C
Die Sizeunknownvsunknown
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i7-9700K
Cpu Frequency4200 MHzvs3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed5000 MHzvs4900 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP105 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    5500 points
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    5880 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    67636 points
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    34560 points

Points - higher is better